Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oct

24

1942

El Alamein – the infantry go forward

British infantry rushes an enemy strong point through the dust and smoke of enemy shell fire.

One of the paratroopers decided to make a break, and with head down, he dashed to my left front. I shouted to him to halt, but he still continued. My Bren gun was set on single shot, and I fired from the hip well ahead of him. I was amazed to see him drop like a log, hit in the head by a single bullet. This action appeared to put paid to any further attempts at escaping.